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5 July, 2021  // According to the Rospotrebnadzor report "On the state of sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population in the Russian Federation in 2020", an unacceptable carcinogenic risk was recorded in the following cities: Nizhny Tagil, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Krasnoyarsk, Chita, Omsk, Lipetsk.

28 June, 2021  // In June 2021, abnormally hot weather set in most of European Russia. On June 23, the temperature record of 1948 was broken in Moscow - +37.4 degrees Celsius. On June 22, the temperature record of 1917 was broken in St. Petersburg - +32.9 degrees Celsius.

30 May, 2021  // In April 2021, according to CIAN, the average price of 1 sq. m in new buildings in Sochi has reached 200,000 rubles (about 2,700 USD), while the demand has increased by 70% over the past two years. The unstable economic situation, fluctuations in exchange rates, and a decrease in bank deposits rates are among the main reasons.

11 May, 2021  // According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, oil reserves in Russia, at the current level of production, will be enough for the next 59 years, natural gas - 103 years. In 2020, oil and gas condensate production decreased by 8.6% (512.68 million tons). In 2019, Russia broke the post-Soviet record and produced 568 million tons.

23 April, 2021  // In February 2021, according to the research center "Tinkoff Data", Russians' spending on purchasing apples fell by 60% year-on-year; carrots, oranges, cabbage, and bakery products - more than 40%; potatoes - 30%; flour - 13%; beef - 25%; pork - 13%. The cost of basic food products included in the consumer basket increased by 16% year-on-year.

1 April, 2021  // At the end of 2019, according to The World Bank, about 30 developing countries owed Russia almost $ 22.9 billion. The largest debtors: Belarus (8.1), Bangladesh (2.4), Venezuela (1.8), India ( 1.7), Vietnam (1.6), Yemen (1.1), Afghanistan (0.849), Serbia (0.769), Ukraine (0.606), Syria (0.525), all African countries except Egypt (0.973).

12 March, 2021  // In 2020, life expectancy at birth in Russia decreased to 71.1 years (73.3 years in 2019). The decrease occurred for the first time since 2003. The reason is excess mortality, which in April-December 2020 amounted to 358 thousand people.

27 February, 2021  // In 2020, according to the Accounts Chamber of Russia, the country's public debt increased by 72 billion USD (39.9%), and amounted to 253 billion USD (17.8% of GDP). In 2019, its growth was 7.8%. Despite this, in relation to GDP, it remains one of the lowest among both developing and developed countries.

8 February, 2021  // In 2020, according to Rosstat, 2,124,500 people died in Russia, 324,000 (18%) more than in 2019. In 162,249 cases, coronavirus was either the main or indirect cause of death. The number of marriages decreased by 19% (from 950,100 to 770,800), divorces - by 9% (from 620,800 to 564,000).

28 January, 2021  // According to preliminary data from Rosstat, the population of Russia as of Jan 1, 2021 was 146,238,185 people, which is 510.5 thousand people less than on Jan 1, 2020. The last time such a significant depopulation was in 2005. In 2019 and 2018, the population decreased by about 100 thousand.

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